Canaima Chill House
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... of worship. “Abuelo” asks me to play the guitar… “uh, yeah I can play a little bit…”. Okay Chris, what was that one cord? Haha, fortunately I knew two easy cords to alternate between and my hands began to flow. I close my eyes and tune-in to the Spirit, suddenly I’m singing as well. “For God, is my life. For God, is my life. From the blood of Jesus, we are healed. From the blood of Jesus, we are ...
... An open mic night at Organico featured a talented Willie Nelson doppelganger and Mama Africa, a middle-aged, overweight, drunken Caribbean native who better suited a comedy bar as she sung about medicinal cookies and various types of "bananas" as she stared deep into my eyes from up on the stage - a very intimidating moment.
I now had my own personal yoga teacher for private classes with me. The next morning, Tina and I walked off the hotel porch and ...
... was glad to have met them and I couldn’t thank them enough for everything they’d done. At 11:30am Joaco and I walked to the bus stop where we waited for my bus. It was great getting to know Joaco, he and I are very similar indeed. We have similar ideas and I’m sure I’ll be seeing him soon, either in Minnesota or other travels somewhere in the future. At 12:00 noon my bus had arrived, so I said hasta luego to Santa Teresa as I was one my way to Montzuma, Costa ...
... high up on the hill, beautifully decorated, hammock on the patio... I was almost torn.
After yoga that evening I phoned Vicky to tell her that I wanted the shack. She tried to protest. She said she was embarrassed she'd even shown it to me, and maybe there was a way she could rent me a beach cabin within my budget. I cut her off and told her I loved it, and I could see the potential, and I wanted to take it. I said I was excited ...
My year in Costa Rica seems to be about two things: work and play. Each day holds a little of both, though not always in complete balance. A common condition often discussed here is "FOMO," Fear Of Missing Out. I had never heard of it before, but I can sense it tugging on my dancing shoes each time I decline a night on the town for a quiet evening of writing a paper. (No worries, I don't decline that often.) With 164 students here, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCanaima Chill House Santa Teresa
Rooms are very spacious, especially the loft ones with high ceilings. The hotel is well built, beds are comfortable, and the staff is excellent. The location is ideal: far enough from the main road that you don't get bothered by the noise, yet close enough that you can walk to the beach, even if you carry a surfboard, as long as you are reasonably fit: it is a steep and rugged terrain (I find it fun). We particularly appreciated the "quiet after 9pm" policy which is a great plus compared to many hotels in Santa Teresa and Playa Carmen that cater to the party crowd. We were here to relax in a peaceful atmosphere and Canaima Chill House was the perfect getaway for that. It's one of those few places that are better for real than on the photos. Although the slogan includes the word "rustic", the hotel offers full comfort and is very well built. It doesn't have AC but the location on a hill offers natural cooling, complemented by ceiling fans inside the mosquito nets. We stayed 9 days and didn't miss AC once. The staff at Canaima is extremely helpful and goes way beyond the normal call of duty to make sure you have a great experience. Oh, and did I mention that you see plenty of wildlife in the trees surrounding the hotel, including monkeys, birds, iguanas and squirrels? Sometimes the wildlife wakes you up a bit earlier than you'd like... but hey, it's jungle... and if you want to make the best of your stay in Costa Rica you will rise early anyway! I highly recommend Canaima Chill House to any traveler looking for a peaceful, relaxed and beautiful place to stay in Santa Teresa.
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